Matthew New Season of Dance

New Season of Dance

Friday 10th March -Wednesday 31st May

A new season of dance featuring some of the world’s top performers and choreographers takes to the stage at Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts this spring

A new season of dance featuring some of the world’s top performers and choreographers takes to the stage at Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts this spring

From 10-11 March Matthew Bourne returns to his roots with Early Adventures, a programme of hit pieces that launched his career and saw the birth of the style, wit and sheer entertainment of his company New Adventures. Town and Country The Infernal Galop were last seen on tour in 2012, while Watch With Mother has not been seen for nearly 25 years.

Strictly Come Dancing’s Brendan Cole hosts All Night Long on 18 March – a brand new spectacular with guest dancers, a 14-piece band, amazing special effects and superb choreography.

Loosely based on Bizet’s popular opera Carmen,Tavaziva ’Africarmen on 24 March is a sumptuous and evocative synthesis of ballet, contemporary and African dance.

Jasmin Vardimon Company presents a brand new adaptation of the classic tale Pinocchio on 18 April, bringing to life the famous marionette as he embarks on a fantastic journey to become a human boy.

Step back in time and relive special moments from the career of Fred Astaire on 27 April as Aljaz and Janette from Strictly Come Dancing take you on a magical journey of dance, live music and entertainment in Remembering Fred

From 9-10th May Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Triple Bill celebrates the power of storytelling alongside the versatility and virtuosity of the Company’s world-class dancers. Accompanied by the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, this is an unforgettable performance of dance and drama. Plus, if you’ve ever wondered what a ballet dancer does to prepare for a day of rehearsals and performance there is an opportunity on the morning of 10 May to watch an open Company class on stage and find out.

Expect great music and dance from South Africa, mixed with urban culture from London and Los Angeles in State of Emergency’s Where Is Home? On 12 May. This co-production between Lighthouse and Pavilion Dance South West is set in Soweto in the late 80s and follows a young man as he struggles against the security forces, confronts tribal tensions, deals with the death of his mother and falls in love with a girl from the wrong neighbourhood

Marking the 30th anniversary of the end of the 1984 British miner’s strike, Coal from Gary Clarke Company is a riveting piece of dance theatre which takes a nostalgic look at the hard-hitting realities of life at the coal face. See it at Lighthouse on 31 May when it rounds off the spring season of dance at the UK’s largest regional Art Centre.

Matthew Bourne’s Early Adventures
Friday 10- Saturday 11 March at 7.45pm (Plus post-show talk)
Tickets £24. Discounts: U18s, Students, Seniors

Brendan Cole: All Night Long
Saturday 18 March, 7.30pm
Tickets: £37.50, £35, £33, £30.
Discounts: U18s, Students, Seniors, Groups

Friday 24 March at 7.45pm (plus post-show talk)
Tickets: £18. Discounts: U18s, Students, Seniors, Groups

Jasmin Vardimon Company: Pinocchio
Tuesday 18 April at 7pm (plus post-show talk)
Tickets: £18, Family Ticket £40.
Discounts: U18s, Students, Seniors, Groups

Remembering Fred
Thursday 27 April at 7.30pm
Tickets: £35, £29.50, £19.50

Birmingham Royal Ballet: Triple Bill
Tuesday 9 - Wednesday 10 May at 7.30pm.
Wednesday matinee 2.30pm
Pre-performance talk Wednesday evening, 6.30pm
Tickets: £24.50, £20, £16.
Company Class on Stage – Wednesday at 11.45am, £10
Discounts: Seniors, Students

State of Emergency: Where Is Home?
Tuesday 12 May at 7.45pm
Tickets: £16

Gary Clarke Company: Coal
Wednesday 31 May at 7.45pm (plus post-show talk)
Tickets: £16. Discounts: U18s, Seniors, Students

Tickets information 01202 280000

Booking Fees: Prices quoted are for tickets booked in person at the Ticket Office. Tickets booked by telephone or online are subject to a booking fee of up to £1.75 per ticket


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